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  • Lindsey Kelley

    Glowworm Caves New Zealand - So long as you aren't claustrophobic, this would be a really neat place to go see in New Zealand! #newzealand #travel #naturalwonders

  • Mandy Erhart

    The Waitomo Glow worm caves have become one of the number one things to see people vacationing to New Zealand. The cave gets its name from the tiny glow worms that cast magical lights as you float through the cave.  The cave has been an important part of New Zealand culture for over 120 years.  World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance.Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history. Your guided tour will take you through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. The acoustics in this particular cavern are world-renowned. Acclaimed New Zealand Diva, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has sung here and was delighted with the purity of the sound. Your tour begins at the upper entrance of the cave and proceeds along a low narrow passage to the Tomo, a deep limestone shaft. Your experienced tour guide will deliver a highly informative commentary about the formations and the history of the area. The highlight of your tour is an unrivalled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto.

  • Karen Simonds

    Glow worm cave, New Zealand - Travel bucket list

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Reminds me of cave exploring as a kid... excepting the bats SO MUCH FUN - loved loved loved jumping off a boat into the warm ocean water - looking up at glow worms and some natural light - pretty!

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